For their return performance in Montreal, Ensemble Variances engages with one of the most powerful human feelings: desire. Desire, as this concert will demonstrate, is an essential source of inspiration for creators and the thread that unites all works on the programme. In a dialogue between French music from the early 20th century and the music of today, benchmark works by Debussy and Stravinsky alternate with pieces by Thierry Pécou. A new work on the same theme by Michael Elisson, with whom Thierry Pécou and Ensemble Variance have strong ties, will also be premiere.

Thierry Pécou, piano and conductor
Anne Cartel, flute
Nicolas Prost, saxophone
Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet
Liana Gourdjia, violin
David Louwerse, cello

DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano (arr. Webster)

Richard BRADFORD Murmurations for Flute and Clarinet

Thierry PÉCOU Quelqu’un parle au tango for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano

STRAVINSKI Suite from The Soldier’s Tale for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

Svante HENRYSON Off Pist for Saxophone and Cello

MILHAUD Caramel mou for Voice, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano

PIAZZOLLA Le Grand Tango for Cello and Piano

Thierry PÉCOU Les Machines désirantes for Piano, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello

For tickets and information:  514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
H3G 2E8

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